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ARC-GS Lecture Series Blog

  • LGBTQI-Rights in Africa: the clash between national and international discourse

    LGBTQI-rights have taken centre stage within the broad discourse and practises of human rights in Africa. In her lecture, S. N. Nyeck, ARC-GS visiting scholar reflected on the debate on the LGBTQI-rights in Africa from a local, national and ...

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  • Workshop

    On the Politics of Respectability in Colonial Curaçao

    Dr. Rose Mary Allen is a pioneering oral historian and Senior Researcher at the University of Curaçao. She is the primary project partner in the NWO-funded research project “Cultural Practices of Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented ...

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  • Book cover of Rape During Civil War

    Why do some armed groups rape but others never do? Rape as socialization in contemporary civil wars

    Throughout history, rape and other forms of sexual violence have been common in wartime. But it turns out that some of our understanding of why and how it happens is deeply flawed. In a lecture based on her book, Rape During Civil War, Dara Kay ...

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  • Response to Sonya Michel’s blog: Women and Radical Right-Wing Movements: What’s the Big Attraction?

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  • Women and Radical Right-Wing Movements: What’s the Big Attraction? The Case of Donald Trump

    We are all (not just Americans) still reeling from the election of Donald Trump, and now that he is in office, each day seems to bring fresh reasons for concern. Political pundits and political scientists are trying to explain Trump’s victory. ...

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  • Justin Trudeau at Gay Pride Toronto

    Gender equality and LGBTQI-rights in refugee politics: a transatlantic comparison

    LGBTQI- and women’s rights are increasingly co-opted in public and political debates on the inclusion of refugees into receiving nation-states. Refugees’ race, religion and gender are central to the way they are framed in public and political ...

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  • Event Sexuality@UvA

    ARC-GS Lecture Series: Roundtable Sexuality @ UvA

    Sexuality is a topic that transcends the boundaries of scientific disciplines and methodologies, but actually crossing methodological boundaries and reaching mutual understanding between researchers who are embedded in different disciplinary ...

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  • Manif Pour Tours Protests in 2013

    ARC-GS Lecture Series: Opposition to gender equality

    Opposition to gender and sexual equality in Europe is on the rise. At the same time there are signs that democracy across Europe is endangered. How can we understand these developments and how are they connected? Prof. Mieke Verloo (Professor of ...

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  • Dr. Henny Bos

    ARC-GS Lecture series: What is Diversity?

    Diversity is the talk of the town at the University of Amsterdam. But what is diversity? And how should it be achieved? Do we need top-down measures or grass roots activism? Dr. Henny Bos, Dr. Farid Boussaid and Dr. Rachel Spronk discussed these ...

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  • Monitor 2015 from LNVH

    ARC-GS Lecture series: Gender mainstreaming in academia

    The opening seminar of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) at the University of Amsterdam this academic year addressed gender inequality and the challenge of gender mainstreaming in academia with: Dr. Maxime Forest ...

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  • Monitor Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren 2012

    Vrouwen in de wetenschap: glazen plafond of gebrekkige ambitie?

    Alhoewel ruim de helft van alle studenten vrouw is, ligt het percentage vrouwelijke hoogleraren in Nederland rond de 15 procent. Nederland bungelt met dit percentage onderaan de Europese ladder. Ligt dit aan structurele barrières waardoor vrouwen ...

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